Save James Bill: The Innocence Protection Act

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“Save James Bill: The Innocence Protection Act”

by Tex. Rep. Steve Toth – H.D. 15

The 87th Texas Legislative session is in full swing and the scurry of people around the Capitol this week reflects the demand on lawmakers to make good on their promise to deliver on conservative priorities.

Pro-CHILDREN advocates made their voices heard at a press conference in the State Capitol supporting HB 68, The Innocence Protection Act, also known as the “Save James” bill. 

Sadly, today it is legal in Texas for a parent of a young child to put their child on hormone blocking drugs which would chemically castrate them.

I know what you may be thinking. How could any parent be willing to subject their child to the known risks associated with this type of process? Believe me, I’m asked this question often, and I’m equally befuddled. Yet here we are.

Our Fight to Save James James Younger is a young Texan whose mother actually believes is a girl named “Luna.” James’ story is the wind behind the #SaveJames movement, a group fighting to protect the innocent children of Texas from a form of legalized child abuse.   James’ father, Jeff, has been fighting his ex-wife in Texas courts in a widely publicized feud to protect young James from receiving transgender affirmation therapy by the boy’s mother. Court-ordered psychologists also recommended the then six-year-old boy be placed on harmful hormone therapy.    Despite evidence showing James has no desire to identify as a girl, a Dallas County Judge allowed his mother to keep primary custody and continue transgender affirmation therapy without the consent of his dad.   To make matters worse, the school also allows James to use female bathroom facilities and forces him to wear a dress after his father drops him off at school.    Under The Innocence Protection Act, the State of Texas would:   Prohibit performing a surgery that would change or affirm a child’s perception of their sex if it is inconsistent with their biological sex.   Prohibit the use of puberty blockers or supraphysiologic doses of testosterone to females and estrogen to males.   Ban the removal of an otherwise healthy or non-diseased body part or tissue.   Allow these treatments if performed on a child with a medically verifiable genetic disorder of sex development.   To read HB 68:  https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB68 To see a list of the Tex. Representatives who are the author, co-authors, and joint authors, please go to: https://capitol.texas.gov/BillLookup/Authors.aspx?LegSess=87R&Bill=HB68  

This boils down to the simple fact that children are unable to give informed consent. The process of social and/or medical gender transitioning have life-long consequences. If a child is unable to give informed consent to accept the associated risk, should a parent or doctor be able to make that decision for them? The answer is no.

Ironically, the 86th Legislature made it illegal for 18-year-olds to buy cigarettes, yet a 7-year-old can begin the process of chemically changing their sex, causing permanent side effects when 80% of these kids desist by the time they’re 18?  There is clearly something wrong here. The 86th Legislature failed to protect our most vulnerable citizens from the abuse of transgender therapy. It must be our mission to get it right this time.

Although HB 68 has been identified as a Legislative Priority of the Republican Party of Texas, it has not yet been scheduled for a hearing.  The bill is gaining momentum and picking up new supporters every day, but we are still in an uphill battle and need concerned Texans to share the story of little James Younger and other children like him.   Please make your voices heard by the Texas Legislature: that Texas has NO room for experiments on children that lead to suicide, depression, or regret. My sincere hope and prayer is that a bill addressing this vital issue will make it to the floor and will be passed with the bi-partisan support that it deserves.

We simply cannot allow another legislative session to come and go without addressing this critical issue. James’ future and the futures of many children like  him are truly at stake.

Remember, you are always welcome to meet with me [Rep. Steve Toth] at your Capitol or District offices, or give me a call on my cellphone — (281) 770-7287.

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    Wanda Evans

    NO BILL SHOULD BE PASSED THAT WOULD HARM CHILDREN. ANY PARENT WHO WOULD BRAINWASH THEIR CHILD TO THINKING THEY WANT TO CHANGE THEIR GENDER, NEEDS THAT CHILD TO BE REMOVED FROM THEM. I AM 100% AGAINST PASSING A BILL THAT WOULD ALLOW IT TO HAPPEN.!!!

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